Roy Masters is a Rugby League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Roy Masters Rugby league could be at sixes and sevens this season, with a new zero tackle call creating confusion for referees, players, fans and broadcasters.
Roy Masters Dwarf burning and penis biting are new forms of behaviour as the football seasons come to a close, but the other big news this week - an alleged cover-up by a Canterbury official - is not.
Roy Masters It's a truth acknowledged by most rugby league fans that referees keep the whistle in their pockets at semi-final time.
Roy Masters GIVEN the time-honoured tendency for NRL teams to follow the tactical lead of the premiers, a Canterbury victory in last Sunday's grand final could have led to a sea change in the way the game is...
Roy Masters It has taken rugby league more than 100 years to reach prudent adulthood. On Wednesday night, the NRL season launch at Sydney's Star casino is also a celebration of the code's new status as a...
Roy Masters With the top four NRL teams threatening to break away, the challenge is to bring them back to the pack.
Roy Masters ANOTHER rugby league civil war is on the distant horizon unless the ARL Commission appoints a football person as its chief executive.
Roy Masters Magpies greats, such as Noel Kelly and Tom Raudonikis, will gather at the SCG today for the foundation club's annual reunion, before shuffling across to Allianz Stadium on arthritic knees to watch...